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Locally Manufactured Wall Panels Rising Around the County
In the photo above, wall panels manufactured in Sumter County by DZ Precast Solutions are being installed by T&D Concrete employees.
The wall panels are created in DZ’s highly automated precast concrete factory located in Governor Rick Scott Industrial Park. The panels leave the factory with windows and channels for plumbing and electrical connections already installed. On the job site, the panels are lowered into position using a crane, and the new home is assembled.        

Did You Know?

  • The Florida SBDC at UCF), in partnership with Sumter County Economic Development, offers no-cost one-on-one consulting to small-medium sized businesses located in Sumter County. The center is housed in The Villages Sumter County Service Center, in Suite 141, located at 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785.  The direct phone number for The Florida SBDC Sumter Center is 352-689-4698.
  • CareerSource Central Florida is currently seeking board members to represent private businesses in Sumter County.  Applicants must reside in Sumter County and have an interest in improving workforce development.  Please contact Frank Calascione with SCED at 352-689-4400 or Brenda Chrisman with CSCFL at 407-473-8609 if you are interested in serving. 

Manufacturing and Distribution Luncheons to Resume in January
Sumter County Economic Development will resume the industry luncheons in January with other meetings planned for May and October.  Lake Sumter State College Sumter Campus has graciously offered to host the meetings. Representatives from manufacturing and distribution businesses in Sumter County, workforce partners, and educational stakeholders are invited to attend.  For more information please contact SCED at 352-689-4400.  
Sumter County Agricultural Alliance Meetings Held Monthly
As a reminder to our agricultural businesses and partners the Sumter County Agricultural Alliance meets on the last Friday of each month in Bushnell at Beef O'Brady's. The meetings are attended by economic development, workforce, educational, and industry representatives. Please contact SCED at 352-689-4400 for more details.  
Sumter County Economic Development Website Updated
Sumter County Economic Development released an updated website including new industry photos and an "Our Employers" page to showcase local companies. A special thank you to the Duke Energy Economic Development Foundation for awarding a grant of $10,000 that helped support the project.
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Featured Business

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. 
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., located in Bushnell, Florida, is the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States. In 2018, they sold approximately 1,037.7 million dozen shell eggs, which is approximately 20% of domestic shell egg consumption. Their flock of approximately 36.3 million layers and 9.6 million pullets and breeders is the largest in the U.S. In addition to the local egg production facility, Cal-Maine also has a separate feed mill operation in Bushnell to feed their poultry.

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Offering a Variety of Business Trainings Online

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Make Your Website Work for You in 2022
January 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM

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